Archive for October 3rd, 2021

THE ELEPHANT IN SRI LANKA Part 7

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS The elephants in the Esala Perahera got star billing in an entertaining piece published by two animal rights NGOs in August 2016.  The essay is full of howlers and is probably the silliest piece ever written on the subject. Are you planning to go and see the Kandy Esala perahera, the NGOs wrote, […]

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THE ELEPHANT IN SRI LANKA Part 6

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

KAMALIKA PIERIS Revised 12.10.21 Jayewardene carried out a survey of domesticated elephants in 1997. This survey revealed that there were about 214 domesticated elephants in Sri Lanka at that time. Of these, 107 were males and 107 were females. There were domesticated elephants in 15 of administrative districts in the country. The districts that had […]

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දිනෙන් දින වැනසෙන වලල්ලාවිට පුස්සවල දොළ රක්ෂිතය

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න කළුතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ වලල්ලාවිට ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාසයට අයත් තුන්දොල ග්‍රාමසේවා වසමතුල පිහිටා ඇති පුස්සවල ග්‍රාමය හරහා ගලා බසින්නා වූ පුස්සවල දොළ” නමින් හඳුන්වන දොළ මාර්ගය, ඉහල කඳුපන්ති වල ඇති උල්පත් වලින් ආරම්භ වී ගම්වාසීන්ගේ එදිනෙදා ජල අවශ්‍යතා සපුරාලමින්, අවට පරිසර පද්ධතියට ජීවය දෙමින්, අලංකාරවත් දිය ඇල්ලක්ද නිර්මාණය කරමින් පහලට ගලාගොස් බෙන්තර ගංගාව පෝෂණය […]

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අමාත්‍යාංශ ලේකම්ගේ ලයිසන් එක ඉල්ලුවාම රාළහාමිට මාරුවක්

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

ක්‍රිෂාන් ජීවක ජයරුක් උපුටාගැණීම ලංකාදීප දක්ෂිණ අධිවේගී  අපරැක්ක පිවිසුමේදී අමාත්‍යාංශ අතිරේක ලේකම්වරයකු බව කියූ  අයකුගේ රියැදුරු බලපත්‍රය පරීක්ෂා කළැයි උරණ වී පොලිස් නිලධාරියකුට බැණ තර්ජනය කර වෙනත් ස්ථානයකට මාරු කළැයි කියන සිද්ධියක් සම්බන්ධයෙන් විශේෂ පරීක්ෂණයක් ආරම්භ කර ඇතැයි පොලිස් මූලස්ථානය පවසයි.  එම  නිලධාරියා  ප්‍රබල දේශපාලනඥයකුගේ මැදිහත්වීම මත එම  මාරුව සිදු කර ඇතැයි වාර්තා වෙයි. මෙම […]

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Shringla’s visit to Jaffna is hugely symbolic

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

N SATHIYA MOORTHY Courtesy The Deccan Chronicle It is Mr Shringla’s maiden visit to Sri Lanka after taking over as foreign secretary in January last year Chennai: The ongoing three-day visit of Indian foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla to Sri Lanka is replete with political symbolisms as much as the substantive discussions in the capital […]

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How about ‘elevated jogging track’ in place of missing south bund on Kelani left bank?

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

Engineer Anton Nanayakkara Senior Deputy Director of Irrigation (retd) Courtesy The Island When it was realised that the over 100-year-old Dutch-built Gothatuwa bund was not able to protect the whole of Colombo from a major flood of the Kelani river, a suggestion to build a new bund on the left bank of the Kelani river […]

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Get your children vaccinated without fear, ambiguity: Paediatrician

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH) Consultant Paediatrician Dr. Deepal Perera requested all parents to encourage their children get their vaccines in the vaccination drive done across the country, including at LRH without fear or ambiguity. He stated the children’s COVID vaccination rollout will serve as a model for the organisers […]

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SL spends US$ 9 mn to import medicinal plants from India: Env. Minister

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Although there are enough medicinal plants in the country, Sri Lanka has spent around US$ 9 million a year to import them from India, the Environment Ministry said. They said medicinal plants such as Aralu (Terminalia Chebula), Bulu (Terminalia Bellirica) and Nelli (Emblica Officinalis) used in Ayurvedic and Indigenous medicine have […]

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Sri Lanka confirms 40 more Covid-19 deaths

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Director General of Health Services has confirmed another 40 coronavirus related deaths for October 02, increasing the country’s death toll due to the virus to 13,059. According to the figures released by the Department of Govt. Information, the Covid-19 deaths reported today include 22 males and 18 females. Just one of the […]

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Daily COVID cases count reaches 800 today

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The daily total of new COVID-19 cases moved to 800 today (Oct. 03) as 258 more people were tested positive for the virus, the Epidemiology Unit of the Health Ministry said. This brings the tally of coronavirus infections confirmed in the country so far to 520,432. More than 48,000 active cases are currently […]

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ADB approves USD 110 million loan for health care development in Sri Lanka

Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $110 million loan as additional financing for the ongoing Health System Enhancement Project that is improving the primary health care system (PHC) in Sri Lanka.  The Health System Enhancement Project, approved in October 2018, is upgrading primary medical care units and division hospitals in Central, […]

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